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Catalog Number 1983.210
Description U.S. 48-star Flag, c. 1912-1959. U.S. flag made of silk fabric with 48 white stars on blue and 13 red and white stripes. Flag is hemmed on all four sides with red thread.
Object Name Flag
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title U.S. 48-star Flag, c. 1912-1959
Date c. 1912-1959
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance Original notes says "USED BY THE MATALAN POST OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS" and "Matalan Post was mustered in 1931."
Notes "In 1912, two stars were added, representing Arizona and New Mexico, bringing the total number of stars to 48, arranged in 6 rows of 8 stars each. There were thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies." [ 3/8/2017]
Dimensions H-14.75 W-22.75 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Flags
United States
Subjects Flags